The 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel and 2000 film are adapted for the Broadway stage

On February 19, 2016, previews for the Broadway musical adaptation of American Psycho will begin, with its full run beginning on March 21st.

Benjamin Walker, the actor known for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on the stage and 2012 film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will play investment banker with a penchant for murder, Patrick Bateman, in the show.

Set on Wall Street in the late 1980s, Bateman narrates his daily activities as a wealthy, successful investment banker by day and grisly murderer by night. He enjoys taking each murder to the next level, employing torture, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, and necrophilia onto his victims.

Both the novel and the film of the same name have a cult following and the stage adaptation has already been a hit overseas, running in London in 2013. The show features music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). The stage version of the book is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), and is directed by Rupert Goold (Romeo and Juliet). Sheik raised $150,000 via Kickstarter fund for the London production and American fans were eagerly awaiting the news for a Broadway run.

Horror fans, are you looking forward to the Broadway adaptation of American Psycho?

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